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WA Dept. of Corrections releases RFI on Electronic Health Record Systems

Emily Boerger | Feb 25, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) recently issued a Request for Information to research and analyze the pros and cons of purchasing an Electronic Health Record system (EHR) for the state’s correctional facilities. An EHR is an electronic version of a patient’s medical chart, encompassing all aspects of a...[ Read More ]

Hale Ola: Hawaii’s specialized health homes pilot concept

Emily Boerger | Oct 10, 2019 | Hawaii

A key focus of Hawaii’s QUEST Integration Medicaid Managed Care RFP is increasing the level of care coordination for enrollees. One new component of this effort is Hale Ola – Hawaii’s specialized health homes pilot concept.     As outlined in the RFP, the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS)...[ Read More ]

OCHIN secures $8M in federal funds to leverage technology for high quality care

| Jul 25, 2019 | California, Oregon, Texas

Today, OCHIN received three years of federal funding totaling $8.1 million to support nearly 100 health centers across the country. About 1 in 12 people living in the U.S. receive health care in a community health center and these funds allow OCHIN to foster increased connection between critical primary care providers....[ Read More ]

L.A. Care awards $1.2 million to help launch Health Homes

Emily Boerger | Jul 23, 2019 | California

At the beginning of July, L.A. Care announced their plan to invest $1.2 million to help 20 clinics and organizations implement the Health Homes Program (HHP). HHP, established through the Affordable Care Act, is an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit designed to coordinate care for individuals with chronic and complex...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: James Polo, MD, Regence Blue Shield

Emily Boerger | Jun 10, 2019 | Washington

James Polo, MD is the Behavioral Health Medical Director at Regence Blue Shield - Washington. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss behavioral health integration. “Regence, like many health plans, really believes in a comprehensive approach to the care of patients -- we believe in...[ Read More ]

Status update on California’s Whole Person Care pilot programs

Emily Boerger | Apr 29, 2019 | California

With a year and a half remaining in California’s Whole Person Care (WPC) pilot program, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) announced the release of two studies providing a midway status update. WPC programs -- created as part of the state’s 1115 waiver -- aim to coordinate resources and care...[ Read More ]